Super Pink Moon 2020

Those who are longing for a reminder that the world is larger than the confines of their house or apartment will be getting a treat for the eyes this week, when the largest supermoon of the year is visible overhead.

The Pink Supermoon rises over the Shard skyscraper in London in an astronomical event that occurs when the Moon is closest to the Earth in its orbit, making it appear much larger and brighter than usual, in London, Britain, April 7, 2020. The Phlox subulata, known commonly as the creeping phlox or moss phlox, typically blooms during early springtime in the eastern U.S.

Most full moon names trace back to Native Americans, or to Colonial-era sources, according to the Farmer's Almanac. "The naming arises from the local Indigenous people or has been adopted from the local seasonal activities".

Stargazing enthusiasts have been marvelling at the emergence of a pink supermoon in the night skies over the UK.

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"If anyone needs a moment of calm, take a look at the moon right now", another Twitter user commented. The Moon will appear full for about three days around this time, from Monday night through Thursday morning. "Grab binoculars and enjoy the view and have a look at Venus on the other side of the sky while you are outside". If you happen to be particularly sensitive to such things, you'll know it, but otherwise, it's just a neat sight and a reason to gaze skyward. Those in Toronto, Burlington, Pickering and the GTA will be able to see the International Space Station pass overhead on Monday and Wednesday.

"This is an invitation for everybody to become that moon expert, be the person in that small group that can differentiate when the moon is just a little bit brighter", Faherty said.

The last supermoon was March 9 and the next one will occur on April 26, 2021.

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